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Kemal is a visiting lecturer in mechanical engineering and design at Aston University. His research is focused on biofuels and their applications on compression ignition (diesel) engines. Research involves the production and characterisation of novel biofuels and their blends, experimental measurements of the engine performance, combustion characteristics and exhaust gas emissions. In addition, application of various techniques such as engine modifications and fuel additives to optimise the utilisation of biofuel. Furthermore, CFD modelling and experimental analyses of modern exhaust aftertreatment technologies to lower exhaust emissions.

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  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Aston University, UK, 2019
  • MSc in Sustainable Environment and Energy Systems, Middle East Technical University NCC, 2016
  • BSC in Mechanical Engineering, Middle East Technical University NCC, 2013

Research Interests

  • Alternative fuels
  • New generation biofuels production and quality optimisation
  • Engine performance, combustion and emission analysis of alternative fuels
  • Engine modifications
  • Exhaust aftertreatment systems
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Thermofluids


  • Visiting Lecturer (2020-present): Aston University, mechanical engineering and design
  • Teaching Fellow (2019-2020): Aston University, mechanical engineering and design
  • Laboratory Demonstrator (2016-2019): Aston University, mechanical engineering and design
  • Teaching Assistant (2013-2016): Middle East Technical University NCC, mechanical engineering

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
  • Associate Member of the Energy Institute (AMEI)

Teaching Activity

  • Engineering Mathematics 
  • CDIO, Project-based learning
  • Thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics laboratory experiments
  • Supervision of Final Year graduation Projects
  • Supervision of MSc projects

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Biodiesel-biodiesel mixtures to upgrade fuel properties and lower exhaust gas emissions

Award Date: 5 Dec 2019

MSc, Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus Campus

Award Date: 27 May 2016

BSc, Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus Campus

Award Date: 17 Jun 2013


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